Reports suggest Edinson Cavani is open to a move to Arsenal next summer.
Edinson Cavani is mulling over a move to Arsenal next summer despite recent comments regarding his stable situation at Paris Saint-Germain. The Uruguayan striker who was on Manchester United’s radar this summer has recently been among the goals for his club. Though United were reportedly entertaining the prospect of a deal involving Radamel Falcao for the former Napoli striker it seems Arsenal are firmly in the lead to secure his coveted signature. Cavani’s preference for living in London seems to be the deciding factor in this decision. Recent reports suggest the Uruguayan remains interested in making a move to the Premier League at the end of the season and is not willing to consider any offers in January.
Cavani recently claimed that he is happy in Paris but suggestions of him being unsettled in Paris refuse to die down.”I am good at Paris. And I like it.”
“In football we never know what is going to happen the next season, or the next day.”
“There are lots of things that could happen in a club.”
He insists the reports of him looking unhappy maybe down to the way he conducts himself on the field.”I have never been a very smiley player on the pitch so you can think that I am not happy maybe. Each person has their own view, but to talk about me being sad or other problems, it has never been the case.”
Cavani has been previously linked with Arsenal and the striker seems marginalized at the French champions playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Arsene Wenger who maintains amicable terms with the hierarchy at PSG admitted his liking for the player.
The Arsenal boss said, “I like this player a lot, I like his spirit a lot, but a feel like he is playing with his hand on the brakes. I have the impression that he is not expressing himself entirely.”
“It is true that at the same time, Ibrahimovic has taken an important place in this PSG team by all accounts, there is little space for another striker around him.”
Arsenal transfer priorities in January remain defensive reinforcements and a holding midfielder but a move for Edinson Cavani looks extremely likely if the opportunity does arise. With questions over Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud’s ability to make a difference at the very top level, Wenger might be tempted to splash the cash for a more proven goalscorer next summer.